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Rochelle's Story...

I had breast Ca 6 years ago and then felt like I never really recovered from chemo. I couldn't lose weight, I had no energy, my husband had cancer 8 months before me so I thought it was related to all of that.

Then I had continual sinus problems and low immunities, I got sick all the time but no one knew why, then last January when I was in California helping my dad with some severe health problems, I saw a PA there about my sinus and jokingly asked if she could fix my immune problems too. She took one look at me and said you look Cushingoid, check with your doctor back home. Wow! I had never heard of this before but I was willing to pursue anything. Well when I got back I did the 24 hour urine and yep, I was on the road to a Cushings diagnosis.

I had a transphenoidal pituitarectomy, just half of it, and now I have a whole new different set of problems. I just so glad that there was a reason my belly was so fat and that I could not lose weight. I had been trying for some time including exercise but nothing worked. I lost my job 5 month prior to being diagnosed (something about saying improper things to my patients, I still feel it was bogus but I know now that I was really sick at the time.

I haven't been able to go back to work, I am an RN and I don't know yet if I ever will, at least not until some of my problems are resolved. I have so much empathy for my fellow Cushies and think this is a wonderful site because I now know I am not the only one suffering.

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